The Southern Strategy realized

A little over fifty years ago, the GOP made a deal with the devil and now he's let the world know that he’s claimed the party’s soul. Donald Trump is the culmination of Nixon’s Southern Strategy that invited the racist wing of the Democratic Party into the GOP. Last...
Dupes and disinformation

Dupes and disinformation

The party of dumb people is having difficulty finding people smart enough to serve effectively on public boards and commissions. This week, two Republican members of the State Board of Elections, David Black and Ken Raymond, resigned their posts to protest their own...

A nation in trouble

A nation in trouble

Yesterday, the President of the United States told us that he will not guarantee a peaceful transfer of power. The statement rattled observers from both sides of the aisle but emboldened Trump supporters who are working feverishly to discredit the election before it...

North Carolina against the grain

North Carolina against the grain

Polls coming in around the country show a country that could be closely divided in the electoral college while seeing a blow out in the popular vote or a country that handily elects Joe Biden president of the United States. In North Carolina, we might see something...

Raw power is the new normal

Raw power is the new normal

Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party are willing to tear our country apart to stack the judicial system. While Harry Reid gets the blame of ending the filibuster for federal judges, it was McConnell’s abuse of the procedure that led to Reid using the so-called...

Read my lips: Don’t sign pledges

Read my lips: Don’t sign pledges

For Republicans in North Carolina, the Future Now Fund is the gift that keeps on giving. The group asks candidates for state legislature to sign a pledge to support an agenda called America’s Goals. The document maps out specific legislation that the Future Now Fund...

Debatable

Debatable

Debates in modern American politics are all about the headlines, not the substance. A candidate can outperform his or her opponent and still end up losing because of one ill-conceived statement. Six years ago, Kay Hagan soundly defeated Thom Tillis in a debate just...

Like 2016 all over again?

Like 2016 all over again?

I’m having a sense of déjà vu about the election. Maybe it’s just PTSD from 2016, but, back then, I believed Hillary Clinton would win in a walk at this point in the election. The first cracks in my belief came when I drove across the heart of the state along rural...

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